CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Higginbotham, one of the largest independent insurance firms in the U.S. with more than 20 locations in Texas, hired Peter Clarke, CFPS, FSR, CECM as senior loss control consultant. He joins the firm's Corpus Christi office in its loss control department, which serves customers throughout the state. The department helps businesses identify their property and liability exposures and develop strategies to improve safety, avoid claims, minimize financial loss and maintain regulatory compliance.
Higginbotham complements the insurance coverage it places for businesses with risk management services performed by an in-house group of 26 professionals in safety, contract liability, risk management information systems and claims. Clarke's broad experience evaluating property, products liability, auto fleet, workers' compensation and general liability exposures and developing controls will help businesses in diverse industries prevent accidents, reduce insurance costs and strengthen regulatory compliance.
For the past 10 years, Clarke has been a contracted risk control consultant based in Bishop, Texas, for YORK/FARA Risk Control Services, U.S. Reports and Secure Risk Control Services.
Clarke started his 27-year career in Houston's private sector as a safety director for several steel products companies. He helped them achieve a 60-85 percent reduction in loss frequency and up to a 40 percent reduction in workers' compensation cost.
Then Clarke transitioned into the insurance carrier market, working as a safety consultant and trainer for Royal & SunAlliance/EBI Insurance Companies and later The Hartford Insurance Group. He managed a large book of accounts while acting as chief liaison with underwriters and claims personnel. Clarke moved to Bishop in 2005.
Clarke is a 1986 graduate of Texas A & I University, Kingsville, Texas. He is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), Field Safety Representative (FSR) and Continuing Education Claims Manager (CECM).
Higginbotham is a single source for insurance and financial services that brokers business insurance, employee benefits, retirement plans, executive benefits, life insurance and home/auto insurance from more than 250 regional and national carriers. It supplements coverage with in-house risk management and benefit plan administration services. The firm was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, with more than 20 additional offices statewide. Higginbotham ranks as the nation's 32nd largest independent insurance brokerage firm based on revenue (Business Insurance, July 2015). Visit www.higginbotham.net for more information.